Friday, 31 December 2010

Miguel Mota's Review of Malcolm Lowry: From the Mersey to the World in Oxford Journals

Helen Tookey has just posted me Miguel Mota's review of the book she edited with Bryan Biggs - Malcolm Lowry: From the Mersey to the World which included my own essay on Lowry's Wirral:

This is a compelling and beautiful book, both to read and to look at. Published in conjunction with the festival and exhibition held at the Bluecoat in Liverpool in the fall of 2009 to celebrate the centenary of Lowry’s birth, Malcolm Lowry: From the Mersey to the World is a suggestively hybrid collection of personal reminiscences, scholarly pieces, fiction and photographic reproductions of visual works. As Bryan Biggs and Helen Tookey point out in their editors’ introduction, the volume addresses the geographical, psychological and creative ‘voyaging’ undertaken by Lowry throughout his life, from his notorious first voyage out to sea in 1927 as a young, middle-class Liverpool schoolboy looking for adventure, to the reluctant return to East Sussex from the squatter’s beachfront paradise he left behind in Dollarton, British Columbia, in 1954, now as the famous author of Under the Volcano. Throughout, the focus is on place and on journeys—not only Lowry’s, but also often the contributors’ own, inspired in each case by illuminating, occasionally life-changing, encounters with Lowry and his writing. Read full article on Oxford Journals

1 comment:

  1. Great review. I need to treat myself to a late Xmas present!